#Movie News

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Memoirs of a Murderer – Promotions Begin

Yesterday, Tatsuya began the promotional interviews for his new film Memoirs of a Murderer (22年目の告白 -私が殺人犯です-), which will be out in Japanese cinemas on 10th June.

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The Town Where Only I Am Missing

It has been announced that Tatsuya is set to star alongside actress Kasumi Arimura in a live-action film adaptation of 「僕だけがいない街」 (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi / The Town Where Only I Am Missing). Tatsuya will play Satoru Fujinuma, an unpopular manga artist who also works part-time delivering pizzas. This film will be based on…

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Tatsuya Fujiwara Plays the Lead for Upcoming Film “Tankentai No Eiko”

Tatsuya Fujiwara will be portraying a different role from his previous ones in the upcoming movie “Tankentai No Eiko (The Glory of the Adventure Team)”. In the film, Fujiwara plays as an actor-turned-adventure-program-front to relieve his popularity as his career is turning out in the cold. Together with Yusuke Santa Maria, Yukiyoshi Ozawa, Yoji Tanaka,…

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Movie sequel announced for “Kaiji”

On Wednesday, film distributor Toho announced its upcoming lineup, including the new work that was revealed by Studio Ghibli. Although most of the lineup was already known, the list revealed at least two previously unannounced movies: “Gaikoukan Kuroda Kosaku” and “Kaiji 2” (both are working titles). “Kaiji 2” is also a sequel to a 2009…

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Yukisada’s “Parade” wins jury prize at Berlin

On Friday night, director Isao Yukisada’s latest movie, “Parade,” received the Prize of the FIPRESCI Jury, one of the independent jury prizes at the Berlin International Film Festival. This is the second year in a row that a Japanese film received the award. Last year, Sion Sono’s “Ai no Mukidashi” (“Love Exposure”) was given the…

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May’n sings for “The Incite Mill”

Singer May’n (20) has been chosen to sing the theme song for the upcoming thriller “The Incite Mill.” The tune is a rock number called “Shinjite Miru,” a play on the movie’s title (which is written in Japanese as “Inshite Miru”). This is her first movie theme song since changing her stage name from Mei…

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Toei re-releasing Kinji Fukasaku’s “Battle Royale” in 3D

Few films have captured the hearts and minds of more new Japanese cinema fans in the past decade than Kinji Fukasaku‘s Battle Royale. Grossing $26 million at the Japanese box office and eventually being sold to 35 territories, it’s considered one of the most successful Japanese films ever made. Now comes word that Toei is…

Horipro anniversary film assembles all-star cast

Management office Horipro is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and one of its commemorative projects is a major movie production titled “Inshite Miru,” or “The Incite Mill.” The story is based on the 2007 psychological suspense novel of the same name by writer Honobu Yonezawa. Director Hideo Nakata is in charge of the film,…

Yukisada leads “Parade” to Berlin

“Parade,” the new film by director Isao Yukisada, has been added to the lineup at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, which will be held on February 11-21, 2010. The movie will be screened in the Panorama section. First announced in May, “Parade” is an adaptation of a Shuichi Yoshida novel about a group of…

Parade at PIFF 2009!

It has been announced that Tatsuya’s movie Parade (パレード) is going to be shown at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival (08-16 October 2009). Parade will be showing on the 12th, 13th and 14th. Tatsuya will also be on a Q&A panel with other members of the cast on 14th October. This will be Parade’s…